I don’t like disco so:

Massachusetts by the Bee Gees. Bye, Robin.

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7 thoughts on “I don’t like disco so:

  1. I’m not a massive fan of (the Bee Gees’ version of) disco either, but what a legacy of extraordinary music he has left – in all sorts of genres. My first encounter with the Bee Gees as active musicians (rather than via the osmosis of the golden oldie, which one experiences as almost having always existed, somewhere, on the radio waves) was “You Win Again”. I listened twice this morning and, whilst I appreciate it’s not (and was never) cool, I still find it thrilling. And that is due in no small measure to Robin’s tremulous, fragile, almost otherworldly “Oh girl” post-chorus refrains. RIP, Robin.

  2. Unsurprisingly, I’m sure, I wasn’t a fan of the later disco stuff but I do remember this quite sophisticated song impressing a much younger me:

    Back then, it was a matter of pride that the Bee Gees once lived in Albany Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, just a couple of miles away from my bit of suburbia.

  3. I don’t like the BeeGees music at all and I really hate their horrible nasal falsetto voices.

    I feel sorry for Robin Gibb and his family though. A very dear friend of mine passed away from colon cancer in March, it is an awful disease.

    • Worse still, the cancer was apparently exacerbated by the congenital bowel condition that his twin brother Maurice also had.

  4. I’ve been humming this all day (not the verses but the chorus), and it’s not even one of the songs I really like. It seems somehow appropriate. I do admire what the BeeGees achieved and he seemed like a nice man. RIP.

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